Airs Friday, August 30 at 11 p.m. In the beginning—there were no beards—nor fuzzy guitars. After more than 4 decades, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons gets set to revive the seminal Moving Sidewalks. Also, in the wake of the Newtown school shootings, NPR Music critic Ann Powers explores about the healing force of a Natalie Maines recording. Plus, Iron and Wine caught live in Studio 1A , on the next edition of Texas Music Matters.
Airs Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m. As the Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary this year, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles. It's called "Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special". The program is exclusively devoted to an exploration of the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones. Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones' blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll. Read the full description.